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Nursing Informatics

Introduction to Information Communication Technology

Course description

The module will enable the learner to use information technology tools to create and manage new knowledge that will assist the nurse to determine quality nursing care strategies that will enable the patient to attain optimal health. Emphasis is placed on Health Management Information systems (HMIS), data collection, managing and using the knowledge obtained through the process to improve the quality of health care.

Required Readings

Ball. M. J. (2015). Nursing Informatics [electronic resource]. Where Technology and Caring Meet. Springer. Calgary

Hebda, T., Czar, P., & Mascara, C. (2005). Handbook of informatics for nurses & healthcare Professionals. (3rd Ed.).  New Jersey:  Person Education Inc.

Mantas J & Hasman A. (2003) Textbook in health informatics (2nd ed.). Amsterdam. IOS Press.

McGonigle, D. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge.  Barlington Massachusetts.Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Recommended Readings

Finn, C. (June,2015). Narrative Nursing Notes in the Electronic Health Record: A Key Communication Tool OJNI)( 19 ( 2)

Hunt, E.C., Sproat, S. B., Kitzmiller, R. R. (2004). The Nursing Informatics Implementation Guide. New York: Springer.

Mantas J & Hasman A. (2003) Textbook in health informatics (2nd ed.). Amsterdam. IOS Press.

Thede, L. Q. (2003). Informatics and nursing: Opportunities and challenges. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott

Lundberg, C. at. al. (June, 2008). Selecting a standardized terminology for the electronic health record that reveals the impact of nursing on patient care. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 12, (2). Retrieved on July 30, 2009 from http:ojni.org/12_2/lundberg.pdf

Ovretveit, J.& at.al. (2007). Improving quality through effective implementation of information technology in health care. International Journal of Quality in Health Care, (19), 5, p. 259-2

Gallagher-Lepak, S., Scheibel, P. & Gibson, C. (June, 2009). Integrating Telehealth in Nursing Curricula: Can You Hear Me Now? Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13, (2). Retrieved July 30, 2009 from http:ojni.org/13_2/GallagherLepak.pdf

Stoten, S. (June, 2009). Health Policy Issue with the Electronic Health Record. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13 (2) [Online]. Retrieved on July 30, 2009 from http://ojni.org/13_2/Stoten.pdf

Gallagher-Lepak, S., Scheibel, P. & Gibson, C. (June, 2009). Integrating Telehealth in Nursing Curricula: Can You Hear Me Now? Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13, (2). Retrieved July 30, 2009 from http:ojni.org/13_2/GallagherLepak.pdf

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